December 10, 2009, 08:04 AM
has anyone added a recoil pad to a shotgun that didn't have one before???...will I need (as I suspect) to shorten the actual stock to do this???
I have a Remington 1100 with the Walnut stock and factory plastic cap but no recoil pad...was thinking of adding a SuperCell or Limbsaver but the end of the stock and the shape of the plastic spacer on the SuperCell I have are a different shape...
Your thoughts and experiences would be appreciated...
December 10, 2009, 08:18 AM
The short answer is yes. At least enough to get the curve out, so the pad can fit flush to the wood. Next is getting it to fit you right. Does your length of pull need to be shorter or longer? That amount of wood will either need to be removed, or left, to obtain the right measurement. Also the pad itself may need to be ground to fit the outside curvature of the stock. I've seen some real butcher jobs by do it yourselfers. I prefer to have mine done professionally. That way the pad looks like it "grew" there.
December 10, 2009, 08:24 AM
If you wish to maintain your LOP, you will need to shorten the stock by the thickness of the new pad. For a perfect fit you will need a grind to fit pad and some power tools and some skills. There are several different techniques for fitting these, search on youtube.
Limbsaver has a good "library" of recoil pad outlines here (http://www.limbsaver.com/pdfs/templates/LS_templates.pdf) that allow you to make the best match. I have installed several of the pre-fit pads, and they fit so so. A grind to fit will look like it grew there if done properly.
December 10, 2009, 09:31 AM
thanks...looks like if I really want a stock with a recoil pad I should either find a Walnut stock that was made for a recoil pad already has one installed) or pick up a synthetic stock and forearm that also already has one...seems like it might be a wash cost wise and I won't have to cut a Walnut stock that has survived just fine since 1967...:D
December 10, 2009, 09:40 AM
Might be worth a look, if you want to keep the same 'look' to the furniture and add a recoil pad to this one. Did 1100s ever come with recoil pads on walnut stocks?
December 10, 2009, 11:21 AM
yes they did...on various models...the one you link to is like what I have now...thanks for the info...
December 10, 2009, 01:02 PM
Did 1100s ever come with recoil pads on walnut stocks?
The Magnum models did at one time, not sure about any others.
seems like it might be a wash cost wise and I won't have to cut a Walnut stock that has survived just fine since 1967...
I've seen the synthetic sets on Gunbroker and ebay for as little as $49 for both pieces. I too would have a hard time cutting something that had worked for me that long.
December 11, 2009, 07:26 AM
I won't be cutting anything...I just gave up on a nice synthetic stock that appeared to have a R-3 Limbsaver on it (my first choice) on that auction site...I'll keep looking...I have to get all the parts collected and applied...then see if I even want a pad on it...thanks for the feedback everyone.